“Christianity is the story of how the rightful King has landed and is calling us to His great campaign of sabotage.” CSLewis
Jonathan has been re-reading Brian McLaren’s “The Last Word and the Word After That”. He was reading some aloud to me yesterday and this quote stuck out:
“Truth be told” he said to me one afternoon that June, “These are the people that I know with.”
“Know with?” I asked.
“Haven’t you noticed how learning and knowing are ultimately communal experiences, social experiences?” He asked in reply.
“I can see how learning is communal – like learning in a class or small group,” I replied. “But knowing?”
“Think of the word consciousness, whose components mean know with. I’ve found I can only know so much until I find a community that shares my knowing. If I begin growing very far beyond what my community allows me to know, I need to persuade my community to think with me or else find a new form of community”
Funny quote of the day from my daughter. My son was talking about healthy eating and said “Mum, you’ve got to stop buying chocolate for yourself” My daughter responded “Ben, Mum doesn’t buy chocolate, she just finds it in her shopping bag!” Gotta love that one!
“Be very careful if you make a woman cry, because God counts her tears. The woman came out of a man’s rib. Not from his feet to be walked on. Not from his head to be superior, but from the side to be equal. Under the arm to be protected, and next to the heart to be loved.” ~ written in the Hebrew Talmud
“You must be the change you want to see in the world” Mahatma Gandhi
This great quote is worth pondering over, isn’t it? What change do you want to see, and how are you going to be part of the story?